Sunday, 10 July 2011
President Clinton and Secretary Chu announce "Better Buildings Challenge"
President Bill Clinton and United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announce the "Better Buildings Challenge" commitment at CGI America on June 30th, 2011.
The Obama administration commits to the launch, leadership, and support of the Better Buildings Challenge. The Better Buildings Challenge is a White House-convened, Department of Energy-supported leadership initiative that is co-led by former President Bill Clinton and the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. It directly engages business executives, state and local elected officials, and leaders from other non-governmental organizations; recognizes the organizations they lead for making actionable commitments to improve energy efficiency in America's buildings; and supports their efforts with technical assistance and policy support. Through the Administration's efforts in conjunction with former President Clinton and the Jobs Council, three major American cities -- Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Seattle -- have signed onto the Challenge, committing to take necessary policy steps to accelerate the energy efficiency market in their respective cities.